MS. Canon. Liturg. 136
Summary Catalogue no.: 19273
Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 557)
18th century, early, Italian: pasteboards(?); hard dark leather stippled like cuir ciselé or shagreen, now decorated only with quadruple blind lines; formerly covered with metal-work, all now lost, with holes for two clasps, four bosses and a large irregular-shaped centrepiece on each cover; edges shiny gilt, heavily gauffered; paste-downs of ‘Dutch gilt paper’, gilt on red, each with a different design of a huntsman(?) carrying a long-handled implement, cf. MS. Canon. Liturg. 219. Bound in at the front are coloured hand-copies on parchment of two early 18th-century engravings of St. Anthony with the baby Jesus and of St. John the Baptist. Fragmentary spine-label of Jacopo Soranzo. 107–108 × 77–78 × c. 40 mm. (book closed).
Last Substantive Revision
2020-07-24: Binding description added.